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you, john, and thank all of you for braving the weather and coming out, and thanks especially to the co-sponsors who joined ips in this and the afl-cio for making in the room available. it's wonderful to see so many people here and so many old friends here. so thank you all very much. i will try to not talk for too long. i have my watch. i didn't have it one time when i was speaking at yale, and i'm delighted to see some of my students from yale here, and i ran over real badly, and i apologized for not having my watch and letting things get out of hand, and students said, that east okay, dean speth, there's a calendar on the wall behind you. [laughter] it's good to be here, also, on the first anniversary of occupy wall street, a momentous event. i want to tell you about the book, and i hope it'll interest you enough to -- i'll interest you enough to read it. let me begin with a personal note. i decided to get into this subject thinking about my grandchildren. we have five already and six coming soon, and i began to ask myself, you know, what's the america that we'd like to see
for a while working with john pope, and that worked out pretty well, too. when they captured the island in april 1862. part of this sequence of union successes in the spring of 1862 which then did come to an end, so if there is informal cooperation between the two of them it works pretty well. but as they see themselves as rivals, it's not going to work. >> look at halleck and grant in 1862. halleck is worrying about grant. >> give us a sense of the state of, the evolving state in terms of shifting and as 1861 most 1862 and sort of changes, radically in terms of enlistme enlistment. >> start with me? yeah, one of the things about the civil war, and i think it's particularly to the civil war navies, it's a tonic pivot point in history. things have been changing for some time. the telegraph comes in in the 1840s but railroads already expanding across the continent. but the application of these large-scale want to the workers, were terribly new, in land were probably arguably, the most immediate impact was the rifle, shoulder musket which dramatically extended the range of soldiers could f
the republicans lower taxes and get rid of the amt. john buckley, thank you for your help this morning in helping us try to understand the alternative minimum tax, appreciate it. >> guest: okay, good. >> in a few moments, a discussion of house spending cuts in the so-called fiscal cliff. in a little less than an hour, more about the fiscal cliff with republican representative tom cole from oklahoma. then the head of fema testifies on capitol hill about the government's response to hurricane sandy. and later, senate debate on the u.n. treaty for the disabled. ♪ ♪ >> this weekend on c-span3's american history tv, follow harry truman easeleddest grandson to hiroshima as the city prepared to mark the bombing of the city in 1945. >> you know, everybody has their own view what happened, and i, i don't, i don't want to argue survival with anyone in japan about the history. i think we're past that. my whole purpose for being here is to listen, to honor the dead, to listen to the living and to see -- to do what i can to see this doesn't happen again. >> clifton truman daniel will join us sunday at 9 p
recounts the life of joseph p. kennedy patriarch of the political family that included president john f. kennedy and senators robert f. kennedy and edward kennedy. the author examines joseph kennedy's career in business and politics, which included ventures in wall street, hollywood and the founding chairman of the securities and exchange commission. this is a little under an hour. [applause] >> thank you, all. delighted to be here. as i tell my history students at the city university of new york in the ph.d. program -- thank you. [laughter] as i tell my history students until they want to choke me the past is a foreign country. we can visit, try to learn the customs and the white smith the fragrances, recoil at the foul odors but we are foreigners in a strange land. this is true as much in the recent past as it is of colonial america or 12th century venice. writing about the recent past is not easy as it is this time around. first there are people you have to talk to. and while i was blessed from beginning to end by having some fascinating people to talk to about joe kennedy including
, handsome brother john briggs, a close friend and hannibal and neo-nazi former class may. twain had passed our set at stalls ground-floor barbershop in basements and bass on montgomery street. a third affair he likened to just save being on main street in hannibal in meeting the old familiar faces. the extensive chunk of granite dome is the montgomery block dominated the southeast corner of montgomery and washington streets. numbers 722 and 724, montgomery. identical gresh tobacco warehouse, melodeon theater and now the turkish bath were trained parboiled the fire ms. sawyer install, another good friend. twain study discards them have to do of dirt. it was cold and sweaty in his path. he took a swig. a few droplets caught in this horseshoe mustache and he left them there. he found as he played poker, smoking one of his wheeling long sandwich report that the could kill it 30 yards. he become addicted when he was a reporter in the mississippi. huffing contributed his own cause to the roiling steam. twain bought the long, disgusting licorice flavored ropes by the basketful including the barre
. it got me out of john stossel's apartment. but then he asked me to come back in. we had coffee. the big point, there are a lot of points but the big point is everything sensible becomes mean and everything that becomes justified under the rubric of tolerance so the joke about taking your pants off in the library is now tolerable, saying i don't want that happening is narrow minded if we are in a world -- outmoded, irrelevant, bad. i want to talk about the fact that i met the reagan library which is amazing. of all the presidents that i met, he is my favorite. [applause] >> he is the only president i have met. i want to tell you how that happened. i don't know many people to have met him and i was lucky. in 1987-'88 i worked for the american spectator which was run by bob gerald. an interesting guy. for i went to the drugstore lot picking up mysterious things. i won't get into this further. 5 with paid, my take-home pay was $360 for two weeks. i lived with two elderly ladies on george mason drive in arlington, va.. i had nothing. when somebody complains about tried to find a job by 65 li
this emotionally charged tough vision of fighting the cold war is john wayne. john wayne those independent in 1952, breaks from the studio system and makes his very own film. has anyone seen big jim mclean? it is a great movie to see and in fact if you have time tonight if you go to youtube and put into the box john wayne beats up commies you will get the final scene of big jim mclean and you can watch it because it is an enjoyable moments. what the story line which comes out in the time the election is heating up and by the way john wayne is a political character, he is very big in the reelect mccarty movement. he is also asked after the convention what do you think about the ticket and mccarty says i think dick nixon will make a fine vice president. no mention of eisenhower because he doesn't really like eisenhower. that is joseph mccarthy obviously but that is the person that wayne is biggest in support of and big jim mclean is out in 1952, the story of a tough guy, big jim, constantly mentioned that he is 6 foot 3 or something throughout the movie on many occasions. he is working for the house
of a hospital stay in his book unaccountable. the johns hopkins surgeon provides an inside look at hospital errors over treatment and a closed door concert that protect medical practitioners he discusses his findings and experience with president of washington, d.c.'s hospital richard davis i'm judd davis here to say what hospitals won't tell you and how transparency can revolutionize so welcome your an expert in the field and i know that you've been a focus on for a while but the reason you decided to write the book and some of your findings. >> too many drivers. patients often times tell me when they come to the hospital if you like they're walking in the blind. there is a giant system why did you choose to come to this hospital over my career i've gotten answers like the parking here is good. we can do better than that. this is of the u.s. economy and competition seems to be the long will and patience are frustrated. the other reason i read the book is that doctors are getting crushed right now. they have declining medicare payments, increasing overhead hospitals have more expenses, malp
this evening. my name is charles. i'm a grad student at johns hopkins university. i had a question for you related to dan mudd's testimony when he talks about the series debate that occurred around 2005, fanny, whereby he mentions whether to stay the course, and stay, remain as a niche player in the mortgage market, or to enter into some private market as a means to capture additional market share and stay competitive with what was occurring at that time. my question is, if fanny and mudd would have stayed the course and not gone so heavily into the subprime our alt-a market, what would've happened or where would they be today? .. >> beginning of '06 worsened the situation for the whole country and for themselves. dan mudd would argue no matter what we had done, we couldn't have survived 2008. i think we'll never really know that. but we do know that what they did made things worse. >> do you have a comment on that? >> yes. as i indicated, my view is that this was building over a very long period of time, and it really started -- if you look at nominal house price increases, they tarted na
survivors and the inspiration for his trip at 9:00 p.m. eastern. >> retiring senators joe lieberman and john kyl discuss iran's nuclear program, syria's civil war and the israeli-palestinian conflict. senator lieberman chairs the homeland security committee and senator kyl chairs the terrorism subcommittee. from the foundation for the defense of democracy this is just under an hour. >> thank you so much. i will thank you more formally in a few minutes the we will start with a conversation, this is a wonderful time to pick your brain and talk with you. let me start with you if i may. when you came to congress the united states was engage in a cold war against the fatality rate regime. as you leave the senate the united states is engaged in an asymmetrical war against i would argue totalitarian regimes, movements and ideologies. have you made any progress? >> we have made progress. i was about to quote when in, two steps forward , two steps forwardlenin , two steps forward, two steps forward and two steps back. it was progress when the berlin wall went down and the soviet union collapsed, rema
. >> john stephenson. >> this cools and colleges of 270 million are extremely welcome. schools and colleges such as those in my constituency plans on the runway ready to take off, just in a little additional financial support. will the chancellor help those colleges and schools? >> i'm very happy to look personally at the case my honorable friend makes for his local education facility. these are of course other government departments but we have provided the money for education, for new free schools and academies. and i'm sure that carlyle should be looked at. >> steve reed. >> chancellor aware because of his continuing inadequate level of funding to school building which today's statement is not correct, london councils across party body is estimating that by 2016, one in every 10 primary age children and son will not have a permanent school place? >> first of all, can i take this opportunity to welcome him to the house of commons. congratulate him on his victory. he rightly wants to speak on behalf of his constituents. what i would say is the pressure on london's schoolhouschoolhou ses, f
andy for that very kind introduction and i would also like to thank john for inviting me here to talk to the foundation for the defense of democracy st. john and i go way back to when we were in iraq together. another tough situation where we were trying to help promote space change in the middle east. i am only going to talk for about ten minutes and then i would welcome some questions and a little more of a discussion. so just listening to me drone on. i want to take just one minute and give you my sense of the situation on the ground and syria, which is changing. and those of you that are falling syria day-to-day will admit that. the armed opposition groups, the syrian army has made substantial gains on the ground over the past weeks and in particular in western syria has removed most of the government presents all the way through the provincial capital in the southeastern part of syria that borders iraq. the regime has had to pull out of the kurdish areas in the north and northeast the syrian government fell longer controls the border along the syrian turkish border with the excep
for compromise. i only hope my friend, john boehner, is listening. the presiding officer: the republican leader is recognized. mr. mcconnell: i suggest the absence of a quorum. the presiding officer: the clerk will call the roll. quorum call: mr. mcconnell: mr. president? the presiding officer: the republican leader is recognized. mr. mcconnell: i ask consent that further proceedings under the quorum call be dispensed with. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. mcconnell: yesterday afternoon came to the floor and offered president obama's proposal on the fiscal cliff to show that neither he nor democrats in congress are acting in good faith in these negotiations. with just a few weeks to go before a potentially devastating and entirely avoidable blow to the economy, the president proposed a plan that members of his own party won't even vote for. so i think it's safe to say at this point that the president actually isn't interested in a balanced agreement, he's not particularly interested in avoiding the fiscal cliff, and he's clearly not interested at all in cutting any spending. what t
business. now we have a laboratory at johns hop kins in the operating room, and we have the patient asleep under anesthesia, take the pancreas out, treat the cells, give the cells back right then and there, same operation. hospitals across the country started doing this operation, taking the pan career at out but because they don't have a laboratory, put it into a cooler, send it by jet to another city, have it treat at another facility in another city or state, have it flown back and then cut the patient open up again for a second operation. why would anyone have that procedure done? they don't know about the other options. now, i'm not talking about tiny hospitals. i'm talking about two of the u.s. news and world report top ten hospitals in the country do this? we've got smart people, good people, working in a bad system where these financial incentives lure people to do things that just aren't right. and i think if hospitals are accountable for their results, if the patient satisfaction scores, the patient outcomes, the complication rates, the volumes, the readmission rates, all the bas
, the jury at yorktown. it's a little over an hour. >> good evening, everyone. my name is john hiatt bush and i had the honor of being executive director of the ronald reagan presidential foundation. and it's my pleasure to welcome all of you here in this rainy evening. in honor of our men and women in uniform to defend our freedom around the world, if you would please stand and join me for the pledge of allegiance. >> i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america. and to the republic for which it stands, one nation, under god, indivisible with liberty and justice for all. thank you, please be seated. >> before we get started i'd like to have guests tonight. a date to begin with a welcome to one of the members of our board of trustees and the former governor of the state of california, pete wilson. governor. [applause] also with us tonight is our terrific congressman from houston guy really is retiring after 26 years. [applause] are scum her supervisor, foy. [applause] for the city who are patient enough to go through the book signing line, just prior to the event this e
of the foreign relations committee, and disabled marine veteran john kerry. this is what he said. and i quote here in 1968 i arrived in the non-assigned to first battalion 27th marines have said infantry platoon commander. five months later i was shot and injured in a fire fight. after months of rehabilitation i arrived back home in western new york a disabled veteran. although my friends and family welcome me home, society did not receive me quite as well. while there were certainly tension on the politics of the vietnam war, it was the inaccessibility of my environment that made me feel the least welcome. i returned to a country not ready to receive me as a man who now used a wheelchair. that was the reality of an honors soldier would overcome -- the reality had to overcome until the united states improved laws to protect disabled. it is still a reality in many places overseas, places for a better at disabled citizens will likely travel in the future either for business or pleasure. we must ratify this treaty because protect the disabled and the united states of america and the right thing
. actually was quite a good job. [laughter] >> mr. john redwood. >> they feel the private sector recovery and the chancellor updated when we may be in a position prudently to make those funds available when you might start to make a profit for the taxpayer and what he considered the comments of those of us who think it does need to be flooded to have defensible banking. >> chancellor. the >> again, i very much respect my right honorable friend plan. as an aggressive plan to reduce the bank elements of rbs. the plan is on track. as i said to this house earlier want to see more done and rbs is reducing the size quite considerably of its investment bank and of course it's also had advice recently from the financial policy committee. i hope it takes that advice into account. >> alistair darling. >> mr. speaker, the profiler pricing growth today looks remarkably similar to the same profile in 2010, which singularly trailed to materialize. is that one of the reason businesses that target. is there any reason we have more confidence the next set of figures which so recovered the ball to capital
's interesting and i'm sure that john and i will talk offline about this because my question of the chemical protection if you don't have to have a variety when you go on the election day that will question. >> you could have either option. [laughter] >> when we talk about what other aspects -- and i am the type of person and you look at some of the initiatives that we have to look to try to find a solution and has this been a question and must virginia with a stamp duty for some thoughts that john has as a process everybody looks and agrees on i think that this process that we have in west virginia works now there will be some as my opponent countered and there were others in the legislature that would counter, and you are going to see various ideas come to play, and i have even said this, too, i don't stand so strong and hard, but as long as someone is not disenfranchised, as long as there is not any cost to it or arbitrary barriers or unrealistic regulations put on at then you can have these requirements. how can you get to that? i think that the polling books might be an option with a bo
of experts, mr. hege worked with organizations. really here with john prendergast, cofounder of the enough project, initiative to end genocide and crimes against humanity. these are the quick administration and the state department congress. he's worked with unicef, human rights, international crisis group and episode five and help launch the sentinel project pictures clingy. mr. prendergast to search for peace in africa for well over a quarter century. then we would hear from mvemba dizolele, who is a visiting fellow at hanford university server is petitioned the professor, lecturing africans to visit john's heart and university school of events international studies. mr. dizolele has testified before this congress. his work is appeared frequently in these publications and is a frequent commentator on the face on television and radio. he served as election monitor in 20 about the and has been embedded with the united nations peacekeepers. he's a veteran of the united states marine corps. thank you for your service and i'd like to now go to steve hege. >> chairman smith, ranking member bas
and social security should be part of negotiations on fiscal cliff. we will talk with john larson on how house democrats take on the issue and stephen ola and christina martin and david john of the heritage foundation, on the long-term solvency of social security. "washington journal" is live every morning on c-span at 7:00 a.m. eastern. >> the white house was very controversial as most americans were. >> it was designed for appellate, but americans were having a pellets. it was not particularly awe-inspiring. a european diplomat told the congress that it was neither large or are of the awe-inspiring nature. to . >> "new york times" critic kitty goldberg gathered photographs in history on sunday evening at 730 eastern and pacific on c-span3 american history tv. >> president obama this evening said the u.s. now recognizes the main syrian opposition group as the legitimate representative of its country's people. turkish journalism has reported that the new america foundation. two men have returned from the country into the to the west can do more to help the syrian people. [inaudible conve
at the white house. at one point i found myself between -- i found myself between john boehner and tim geithner. i quickly backed up. [laughter] but it wasn't up to me to talk to a lot of colleagues on the house side and the senate side, gene and others. i told gene what i was going to say, and then i realized after the fact that i have no idea what he's going to say. so he did a good job finding out what i'm going to say. so i look forward to hearing his comments. >> many i came all the way from the other washington to let you all know my great grandfather died fighting for social security, and i'm not about to let the 2% take away these hard-won benefits from my generation. i'm here for my mom who's a public schoolteacher who spent the better part of 40 years educating our children. she deserves and needs to e retire next year. she's 64. i'm here for darlene, a -- [inaudible] native who receives her life saving blood pressure medication through medicare part d. i'm here for alice, an african-american grandmother of ten who receives treatment for her diabetes through medicaid. this woman worke
: they have more emphasis on spending cuts than president obama and john boehner has come up with about $2.2 trillion plan over 10 years. he offered 800,000, i'm sorry, 800 billion in revenues, which he would like to get from tax reform, broadening the base, removing some of the tax deductions. without raising the income tax rates on the higher income households. and that is the sticking point. president obama has offered not real specific plan for spending cuts. in fact he has offered to, he wants to do a little bit of economic stimulus for job creation. but he has offered about 400 billion in medicare cuts as a starting point. but president obama is, seems to be going to the mat on raising the top two tax brackets for households earning 250,000 or more. and this is what the republicans, political and for historical reasons have had the most trouble with. >> host: house republicans according to the "usa today", we're looking 300 billion in mandatory savings and 300 billion in discretionary savings. that is their proposal so far put out by the speaker. what are we talking about here? >> gu
washington to you, thanks to the bank of america. thank you, john, and thank you to your colleagues. you may have gotten cards. we'll be bringing you into the conversation, think about what you're going to ask. without further adieu, we'll bring in bob woodward. mr. woodward? [applause] >> thank you. saving seats with my notes. i'll pick those up. >> which is your chair? >> you get the daddy chair. >> okay, thank you, thank you. >> so the price of politics, which has become a best seller, as all your books do, looked at the last cliff negotiations over the previous grand bargain that didn't quite get over the finish line. what does that teach us about the current cliff negotiations? >> well, it's ground hog day. the question who is playing bill murray? i mean such a repetition. it's the same players at the same seats at the table with the same doctrines, and, so, you know, where this goes, i -- i think anyone who thinks they know is wrong. as you know, they talk about the fiscal cliff. some people say it's a slope. somebody said it was a bungi jump. somebody said it was a skate board trip, d
days before the debt limit deadline, i had dinner with john boehner, and saxby chambliss, who'd been close friends serving together in the house. i shared my concerns with the speaker and he asked how i would get to a better outcome >> guest: well, first of all, ask yourself the question, when was the last time the debt limit was not increased. so, do we have a debt limit? and the answer to that is, the reason we're in trouble is because we essentially do that every time a president wants to raise it, they did it raised. so we've never acted responsibly to trim the waste in government. here's the other point i think. we are going to -- here's the debt limit we're going to run into. it's what "the debt bomb" is all about. there will come a time in the very near future where people won't loan us money. because their expectation of our ability to pay it back will be such that we will see interest payments like greece. and that's not all that far away. you can have ben bernanke telling you there's no inflation. most americans know that is into right now if you're out there buying milk an
no soul. no lazar form of entertainment. makes it the literary equivalent of another line of elton john allen. why write something new? thank you for the effort. i can't wait until you put it back in theaters next year, and it's the same. a poll this book for my shelf. so the truth this, all kidding aside, the book is not a greatest hits book. it was just a joke to one of the tell. their rig this amazing encyclopedia with amazing injuries kind you really should read it. the city of this that i am on my shelf. this is truly the first hardcover book i ever bought. it's as much love as i can show anything. there is knowing in without dave barry. pat quinn of -- no one made fun of kraft earlier. with that said, without further ado. [applause] >> thank you so much. the onion would never write him back. folks cannot my name is will tracy. this is our new book. 183rd imperial addition. encyclopedia of all the world's knowledge, anything in the world that exists is in this book. anything that is not in the book does not come in fact, exist. so dave's new book is not in this book so it does not,
that these proceedings are available to judges and its judge that should make the decision. >> john robertson. >> thank you, mr. speaker. it's safe to say -- [inaudible] any inappropriate technology which puts you in the middle ages. does the prime minister agreed if not, why not? >> we are making serious investments in renewable energy. we've set out a regime of subsidy that stretches right out to 2017 and beyond. and that's why the renewable energy capacity of this country has doubled over the last two years under this government. >> will my right honorable friend agree with me and that not only has discovered how to do with the catastrophic budget deficit which will we inherited from the former prime minister, but also as the figures revealed today, a tidal wave of immigration deliberately fostered by the labour government and the concentrate on putting these two on the most important facing this government for the delivery of sigir of the people of this country? >> i think my right honorable friend makes an important point which is that immigration was out of control under the last government. net
. john redwood. >> being sensible about money and credit to feel the private sector recovery has the chancellor update us on when rbs may be in a position to increase the balance sheet to make the phones available, when it might start to make a profit for the taxpayer and when -- when you consider the comment of those of us who think he does need to be split up to have more plentiful banking? >> again, i very much respect my right honorable friend's observations on the problems in our banking system. there is an aggressive plan to reduce the bad bank elements of rbs. that plan is on track. but as i said to this house earlier i wanted to proceed -- see more done and rbs is reducing the size by considerably of its investment bank. and, of course, it's also had advice recently from the financial policy committee. had to take that advice into account. >> mr. speaker, if i understood the chancellor correctly, the profile of rising growth in announce today looks remarkably similar to the same profile be announced in 2010 which failed to materialize. that, of course, is one of the reaso
. this gentleman over here. >> thank you. thanks to the panel. john hannah from fdd. i think this may be addressed to rail though i'd be interested in what some of the folks from the more human race perspective might think about this. just in historical footnote. i don't know if he remembers the first u.s. official ever associated with this in 2007 oneida when i do discussion with european diplomats can ease sister spectrogram this is the decision and immediately showed up in the newspaper that weekend. he thought we were about to launch a bombing operation. i actually meant the position on whether it is going to deal seriously with iran over there is going to have to kick the can down the road for a variety of reasons. my question goes back to the tension between the nuclear deal and human rights. hypothetical, if we do reach a point where the rubber meets the road and for some combination of sanctions and iranians here and can learn from monday to come forward and were able to get some sort of credible deal. but the iranians than just that they've got to repeat something like what happened in th
says liberalism as we define it is what you find in government and the federalist papers and john mill and tocqueville and all these, mostly guys i'm afraid, that's what liberalism is. then you can start constructing an idea that can compete with islamists. because islamism basically says we stand for just a. every islamist party is -- justice or freedom party, just as this, justice of that. how do you, how do you offer a competing level position in the arab world that can stand up against that? i don't think we are -- throw money at our have some program or some covert action. we need to approach the issue with some sense philosophically. the reality is there's racial we can do except protect against the interest we currently have in the region. weekend for the next 30 or 40 years think about how you create can't trace of general liberals who may someday run the country. i grew up in mexico. very briefly. mexico was a horrible backward authoritarian place with his loser presidents, and all of a sudden you get guys like fox and calderÓn, and where did they come from? they have a
, young man. he was inspired, as many of us were, by the words of john kennedy. joe won a seat in the connecticut state senate where he served for ten years, including six as the majority leader of the connecticut state legislature. after returning to private practice for two years, he served as the first full-time connecticut attorney general. it was during his years as attorney general that he met the love of his life, hadassah. today they have 4 children and 12 grandchildren. then in 1988, again he took on one of the giants of politics in the state of connecticut, a race that no one thought he could win, but he did. he defeated an incumbent united states senator. and for the last 24 years he served the people of connecticut and this country with honor and distinction. i was also pleased to have the opportunity to support senator lieberman's historic candidacy for vice president in 2000. joe was the first major jewish party candidate for vice president. senator lieberman is a devout observant jew. he's written a book about the importance of keeping the sabbath as a day of res
sons, mark, bob, john and david, and the entire lugar family, most of which is with us here in the galleries today. their strength and sacrifices have been indispensable to my public service. i'm also very much indebted to a great number of talented and loyal friends who have served with me in the senate, including, by my count, more than 300 senators, hundreds of personal and committee staff members, and more than a thousand student interns. in my experience, it is difficult to conceive of a better platform from which to devote one's self to public service and the search for solutions to national and international problems. at its best, the senate is one of the founders' most important creations. a great deal has been written recently about political discord in the united states, with some commentators judging that partisanship is at an all-time high. having seen quite a few periods in the congress when political struggles were portrayed in this way, i hesitate to describe our current state as the most partisan ever, but i do believe that as an institution, we have not live
. it is on a rise there was a battle there. >> there is a new book about john rand paul the guy who surveyed the grid the maker of the grid. i read it. it confirmed the idea that what we are learning is the book that we have discussed here is beautiful and the adr what this city was it is called mahatta it is a book of mountain and hills and it could help us to go forward. i don't think to think that is gone. this new book talks to lot of people who surveyed the land all over the city the really amazing thing that they find is how much of the landscape is still the landscape. the hill behind was top-down. the percentage is going up how much remains. that is a big thing. >> did another point* they were taking them down tilt -- downtown yes then you come up the hill. >> you don't feel it. >> was training for the marathon and carnegie hill is still a hill on the upper east side. the big news is there is a lot there. recently did a project with an artist at the gucci museum and she showed house since that creek was still there but i wrote to about the history of the creek but the landscape that
. john mccain said, you can account for that 9 percent popularity of congress during the debt ceiling crisis by blood relatives and paid staffers. we saw it by focusing on congress weekend above the diagnose the problem and give some prescriptions for how to overcome it. >> what is one of those prescriptions? >> well, one of those prescriptions is very simple, which is, congressmen need to exercise mixing mind sets, by putting aside the campaigning mindset long enough to govern. and adopting the compromise might said. in order to do that they have to have relationships. so they should spend more time in washington and less time raising money. people we will say, oh, but that is going to hurt them in the next election. well, what we say is that politicians to enter politics just to be stand on principle. very few people think politicians -- attracted to politics because there were the responsible people. there were attracted to politics because they want to govern, so it takes lead. takes relationships. we have this phrase which is familiarity leads attempts. it is no accident, that te
or pakistani sources, but it's according to john burns of the new "new york times" that places the corruption at $2 billion to $3 billion. >> so you don't approve? >> i wouldn't vote for him, no. [laughter] >> this, of course, has been the struggle and the tragedy of pakistan over a long period of time that when something like democratic elections occur, the sighfullian leaderships that take office fail the mandate that brought them there, and they often fail in space that's pinched and constrained by the military and the intelligent purposes. we were talking before we came out that the army's out putting tv ads up bragging about the performance in the flood as if it's something they -- out of the ordinary that an army would do. >> yes. >> so are we in a phase that's going to feel repetitious? lead to another military intervention? is there an alternative future in your estimation? >> well, you know, there's a nightmare merry-go-round you see in pakistani poll sick -- politics. heafter he was made president -- we don't call them elections, we call them selections. the same selections that bro
, senator ben cardin, john boozman and mary landrieu, as well as support in the house from representative chris smith. at the heart of this bill is the creation of jobs in america. exporting more goods to africa will help create jobs here. every $1 billion in exports supports over 5,000 jobs. i believe we can increase exports from the united states to africa by 200% in real dollars over the next ten years, and we can't wait any longer. if there are some who say africa is so backward and so far behind, what is it in the united states they can afford to buy if they even wanted to, that is old thinking. let me give you some new reality. in the past ten years six of the world's fastest-growing economies are in sub-saharan africa. and in the next five years, sub-saharan africa will boast seven of the top fastest-growing economies in the world. the number of africans with access to the internet has increased over the last ten years fourfold to 27%, from 1998 to today the number of mobile phones on the continent have grown from four million to 500 million. and 78% of africa's rural population ha
not accept john engler, he and i philosophically don't agree on much. i'm just being honest. but john is exactly right when he says the only thing that's good for us to destroy your credit rating. so i can send a very clear message to people here. we are not going to play that game. if congress in any way suggest that they're going to try negotiations, tickets to the brink of default once again is part of a budget negotiation, which by the way we have never done in our history and so we did it last year. i will not play that game. because we've got to break that habit before it starts. >> see the full remarks tonight at 9:00 p.m. eastern on our companion network on the c-span. >> early in primetime, kristen holland and tennessee republican senator bob corker discussed the january fiscal deadline at an event hosted by bloomberg government and deloitte consulting. see that at 8:00 p.m. eastern on c-span. >> we have had these explosions of knowledge in medicine, but we have not coordinated care and all the services end up having so many cracks at the cracks are as harmful as the diseases
% of our push john the character would have taken place without iranian supply, iranian support. and, in fact, the ethnic minorities of iran are located most in the border areas of iran. so it affects a broad relationship with a number of neighboring states, with pakistan, with turkey, with turkmenistan, with iraq because there's co-ethnic on each side of the border for which is meant for the states that iran's neighbors. many of the top leaders of iran actually ethnic azerbaijani. khamenei is from azerbaijan northwest iran. the head of the green movement is also ethnic, and despite the integration of azerbaijani into the leadership of iran, all these done for you minorities are not allowed to use the language in schools that do not allow to use it in court. and the azerbaijani among them a third of the publishing and women going into trust and courts in persian and not understand even what's happening in the courtside. the ethic lenders have a variety towards tehran, towards the state. most of the iranian azerbaijanis i was today seem so the citizens of iran but would like a place a
in government and the federalist papers and john stuart mill in tocqueville, mostly guys i'm afraid. that's what liberalism is. and you can start constructing an idea that can compete with islamism because islamism basically says we stand for justice. every islamist parties for justice development party or just his freedom party. how do you actually -- how do you offer a competing liberalization in the arab world that can stand up against that? i don't think -- throw money at it or have some program or some covert action. we need to approach the issue in some sense philosophically. the reality is a spirit that we can do except hopefully protect the interests we currently have in the region. or we can dig for the next 30 or 40 years about how you create cadres of liberals who may some day when their country. i grew up in mexico very briefly. mexico is this backward authoritarian authoritarian face abuses or presidents, lopez portillo and then you could guys like saverio in college around. where do they come from? they have a phd from the university of chicago. that's how it happened. it was like
. >> in fairness, neither premium support which essential to republicans budget plan, was included in what john boehner's letter to the present with their seeking. they seem to take those off the table. >> yes, i know. they talked about taking the president's -- think we can cut 400 billion out of medicare the right way hopefully, and let's have a discussion. want to make sure people get health care, chronically ill people get health care they need in both cost efficient way, that's important and that they have health coverage. but then they talk about a lot of funding cuts coming out of discretionary spending another programs we just talked about. and a lot of those are health programs fix i think it was a little bit of double if not triple hitting. >> let me talk about education because one thing that is fascinating, really through the entire 15 polls were done over 25,000 is questioning the value of opposition and effect, higher education. we see invisible, the question most people want people -- children to go to college. growing anxiety whether it is preparing them. as you point out, enorm
introduction. i want to thank karen, colin robinson and john oakes. the american jewish romance with israel is both ordinary and extraordinary. american jewish concern over israel is not so different from the long-distance nationalism of cuban-americans, irish-americans, indian americans and palestinian americans who are physically in the state that virtually or vicariously over there but the differences are no less important to make this a special case. very few american jews are of is really gorgeous. israel as always been projection screen for american jews, phantasmagorical region of the mind as much as an actual country. another more salient distinction is the exceptional physician that israel occupies, israel is america's closest ally of part from saudi arabia. in spite of its small population the jewish by considerable margin the biggest recipient of u.s. aid $3 billion annually. israel is also an occupying power, born of war in which two thirds of the indigenous population was driven from their land, israel went on to expand its borders further in 1967 when it conquered the west ban
, much like john mccain in 2008, build that dang fence first now. he is safely elected he might be one of the key runs that brings up and pushes for comprehensive immigration reform in the u.s. senate, and one interesting survey note that came from the latino decisions poll on election eve, was a question that asked latino voters in arizona about their willingness to vote for republicans if they took a leadership rope on comprehensive immigration reform, and 39% of latino voters said if the republican part ensured passage of immigration reform that would make them more likely to vote for the republican party, and that tells republicans in arizona that, rather than pursuing a strategy that perhaps arpaio and russell pearce chose to do in the pass anyway want to rethink their strategy in arizona. >> which leads abuse the issue of the -- over the last generation has steadily moved from a democratic voting bloc to the republican stronghold. we he seen the emergence of something similar, latino voters, in colorado, nevada, and new mexico. how did arizona fit into that? arizona it not yet th
. and it's also one that our congressman, john carney, and before him mike castle. if you think of all of those, the castle with a c, coons with a c, carney with a c, people say what is this with the letter "c" in the state of delaware? before we close, i want to roll back in time about the economy of our state. people say what do you all do there? how do you provide for your living, your income? the economy of our state is pretty much founded on the letter "c." let's, see, it would include corn. start off by growing corn. chickens, we grow a lot of chickens there. there are reports in delaware there are 300 chickens. anybody thinking about what to have for dinner, chicken would be good. we have chemicals and dupont company, an impoverished family came to delaware and established a chemical company and now they have quite a successful science company in our state for over 200 years. we have cars. we built a lot of cars over the years, g.m. and chrysler products. over half of the new york stock exchange, half the fortune 500, being credit card business in our state. the coast of our sta
and that was what john boehner used as is leverage a year-and-a-half ago in his talks with president obama so there's a belief on the part of democrats that they would like to get this idea in common circulation and also trying to manufacture some dialogue, the debt ceiling really isn't the kind of leverage that it was a year-and-a-half ago. you saw some of that from the president yesterday when he was talking more last week when he was talking about he is not going to play that game anymore. and then it turns out the democrats had enough votes, if it were to be put to a majority vote to pass it through the senate and instead, senator mcconnell insisted that it requires 60 to get past the filibuster. >> on the republican side how would they vote on the fiscal cliff for raising the debt ceiling help the gop make their case? >> guest: i am not sure it would, in all honesty. a lot of people, politically, don't know how effective it would be. >> any indication how things are going, how things are going behind-the-scenes on negotiations on the fiscal cliff? >> there is no public indication. you talk to
sam nunn, john warner and how we had a very difficult issues and got i think sam is absolutely right that it is a matter of political will. let me say that the alternative of not producing a solution to this debt crisis, the so-called fiscal cliff could bring about the sequestration that is the slicing of the military right in half. that would be a disaster in many respects. across the world people would say we can't handle our own country well, our own defense well. people across the world will see us feeling to fulfill the duty of the constitution to provide for the national defence and it's up to congress to do that. but after we get this done, let's hope that it does come to pass. the second challenge is out there and that's the challenge to put together a strategy that will keep this country safe and secure. back in the 1947 era, george said what is known as the long telegram from moscow to the white house spelling out the rise of the soviet union and its intentions. president truman and his staff and glued together the containment strategy that stayed in effect through general
. what chartered the unprecedented legislation? just before past the late senator john heinz uncovered hidden agenda in the paul volcker plan. this so important i am going to reenact the conversation. ready? >> mr. chairman we have agreed the deficit is bad. but in my experience with congress is anything to go by, there will have to be a crisis to fix it. my question is, a you prepared to bring about the necessary crisis the year continued restrictive monetary policy? he could hardly believe his years. to avoid a political suicide, i will just say as a matter of general philosophical approach and feel very strongly it is not our job to artificially provoke a crisis. then they say mr. chairman i never intimated that was part of your thinking and he said iowa's cent absolutely sure about that. then hines says but maybe the inevitable consequence. paul volcker cannot law old ally -- tala lie and then in fact, it confirms the hidden agenda to maintain painfully high interest rates so monetary policy could go up. of final confirmation this after the bell was passed senator phil gramm called
of the revolution. but there's a new book coming out about rambo, john rambo, the guy who surveyed the grid, the maker of the grid. and i read it and i confirmed this ideal. there's this idea out they are that what we're learning is -- i mean, the book i believe we discussed here, that look at the beautiful book and has this idea of what the city was. this beautiful place of mountains and hills. it says we should understand is that we should know that because that can help us as we go forward. but i don't like to think that that's gone. this new book about randall todd to a lot of people about who surveyed the land in the city and are looking at randall's old survey and passionate canals are very. the really amazing thing they are finding more and more is how much of the landscape still is the landscape. so yeah, absolutely. though that was behind the pond, chopped down. there is a cobble hill and brooklyn, chopped down. the percentage is going out there not been up as to how much remains. that is a big, big. >> i remember reading that one point in the civil war they said we went uphill, no
? >> some of then you have. one of them is the case of john and judy dollar right now selling bunnies and a little town. they were fined $90,000 for having the wrong permit. the government said you can pay on our website. $90,000. if you don't pay in 30 days euless $3 million. this is the kind of stuff that your government is doing to bully people, and we, frankly, think it need to stop. they're doing the same with confiscating people's land in san you can build on it because it's a wet land even though there is no water or stream or pond on the land. >> as a senator what can you do to the changed policy? >> we have looked at some of these things, and we have now constructive legislation to try to fix them. on the wetlands we say, the clean water act says you can't discharge pollutants into navigable waters. i know have a problem with that, but your backyard is not navigable water, and there is not a pollutant. we try to redefine the clean water act to make sure they're not putting people in prison for putting things they're in their backyard. that is what has been happening. a woman
, john. we've obviously reached a grave moment in the war that's raged in syria now for more than 20 months, and it's grave for the obvious effect that we believe the outside government has weaponnized the chemical and bilogical agents and put them in a position where they can be used fairly rapidly. this, as you look back over the 20 months of the conflict, this follows a series of events, one leading to the other which people said could not happen, and this began, remember, with peaceful demonstrations, and when assad was unable to control them or suppress them, he began to fire on his own people, and they began to defend themselves in a very unfair fight, one many of us thought we should immediately take sides on the side of freedom, and give those freedom fighters the weapons to which they could fight. it happened, but much too late. people say, at least he's not using the air force to attack his people, but then he attacked his people from the air. now more than 40,000 killed. when we see the government of assad weaponnize chemical and bilogical agents putting them into bombs, w
and john mica to the central valley to look at this issue and we do not agree on the ultimate thoughts of your perspective of this project, you have been very conscientious in wanting to do what is best for central valley and hope to provide you with that plan, the secretary being here and others to get it done. today we are here to discuss the high speed and inner-city passenger rail opportunities and are also want to acknowledge secretary ray lahood who has come to answer our questions and want to make sure we are well informed, thank you for that. as a member of the railroad subcommittee and co-chair of california high speed rail caucus and vice chair of the bicameral high-speed rail caucus the development and implementation of a national high-speed rail system is one of my highest priorities. china is offering 13 types of railways and has 20 under construction. by 2020 this network will cover nearly 10,000 miles. when i looked at the title of this hearing about what mistakes have been made it seems to me one of the number one mistakes is our lack of continued commitment to high spe
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